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PQVT Calving Thread

Discussion in 'Birthing, Weaning, and Raising Calves' started by purplequeenvt, Feb 26, 2017.

  1. Mar 16, 2017
    Latestarter

    Latestarter Novice; "Practicing" Animal Husbandry Moderator

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    Wow... he's a handsome devil!
     
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    Ferguson K Herd Master

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    What a cutie
     
  3. Mar 17, 2017
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    It's not fair that "dinner" is so cute. Those eyes...
     
  4. Mar 23, 2017
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    purplequeenvt True BYH Addict

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    Dougie is doing well. It would appear that he is naturally polled which I'm very happy about. I hate horns, but I also hate disbudding. Fern's heifer from 2015 (she's due in May) was also polled.

    Fern is giving around 3 gallons a day. That's milking only once a day while also raising Dougie.
     
  5. Apr 19, 2017
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    Dougie is a chunky guy. He's been castrated and he's growing well. I separated him from Fern for about 8 hours so we'd get more milk, not doing that again anytime soon. Her normal 2.5-3 gallons turned into 5. We don't need that much milk so for now they are together 24/7. If he starts taking more than his "fair share" we will need to start separating them.

    We are about a month out from the heifers due date. They're both growing cute udders.